Ben Aram

Ben Aram

Partner London, United Kingdom

Ben is a Partner at Kennedys’ London office. He qualified in England and Wales in 2009 and specialises in product liability, complex property damage and general commercial litigation, often with an international or cross-border dimension.


Ben acts for insurers, international conglomerates, domestic companies and ultra high net worth (UHNW) individuals. He has worked on cases at all English court levels, including the Supreme Court, and conducted international arbitrations.


He has particular experience in handling product recalls and coordinating the defence of thousands of mass tort claims in the life sciences and medical device arena across the EMEA region. Being a fluent German speaker, he regularly appears on behalf of his clients as co-counsel in the courts of Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Ben also speaks French and Hebrew.


He has litigated some of the most widely-publicised cases in the UK. These include RSA’s recovery action under the Riot (Damages) Act 1886 following the attack on the Sony warehouse during the August 2011 London riots, along with a number of high-value cases arising from damage to large residential and commercial properties.


Ben leads the firm’s Israel practice group, which advises London insurers facing claims originating in Israel as well as Israeli insurers, government agencies and companies requiring assistance in the UK.


He is also listed as an expert in the product liability chapter of Who's Who Legal: Life Sciences 2017.
Ben is a member of the Forum of Insurance Lawyers (FOIL).

Ben Aram leads the international arbitration and commercial litigation team in London and focuses on cases with international dimensions

The Legal 500 UK 2020

Market recognition

  • A Next Generation Partner and Recommended Lawyer for ‘Product liability: defendant (London)’
    The Legal 500 UK 2019/20
  • A Recommended Lawyer for 'Commercial litigation (London)'
    "Ben Aram leads the international arbitration and commercial litigation team in London and focuses on cases with international dimensions."
    The Legal 500 UK 2019/20
  • An Expert in Who's Who Legal for 'Product liability (Life sciences)'
    Who's Who Legal 2019
  • A Recommended Lawyer for 'Commercial litigation (London)'
    The Legal 500 UK 2018/19
  • “Ben Aram [is] highly rated.”
    The Legal 500 UK 2017
  • Next Generation Lawyer for 'Product liability: defendant (London)'
    The Legal 500 UK 2018/19
  • Recommended Lawyer for 'Product liability: defendant (London)'
    The Legal 500 UK 2018/19
  • A Next Generation Lawyer for ‘Product liability: defendant (London)’
    The Legal 500 UK 2017

Work highlights

  • Defending a $100 million trade secrets claim relating to chemical formulations pursued in the High Court by a foreign company against a UK manufacturing client.
  • Advising a US conglomerate and its European subsidiaries on a multi-million-pound dispute and potential London seated arbitration arising from the supply to it of a defective PVC manufacturing plant in an Eastern European country.
  • Advising the management of a large Russian bank in relation to a multi-billion pound claim and related proceedings arising from a number of debt refinancing transactions.
  • Acting for a South American investment house on a multi-million-pound shareholder dispute with UK parties as well as related insolvency.
  • Representing several UHNW Russian and Ukranian individuals and their businesses in a number of asset related litigated and non-litigated disputes in the UK, Singapore, Switzerland and Russia.
  • Acting as coordinating counsel in a global recall of metal on metal hip implants, overseeing the handling of thousands of attritional claims by patients, hospitals and health insurers across the EMEA region.
  • Advising London insurers on a number of claims in Israel, including on the scope of coverage, relating to various issues such as flooding damage connected to a prestigious PPI infrastructure project, EPL claims and various complex product liability matters.
  • Representing an Israeli medical device products distribution company in a multi-million-pound contractual dispute with a global supplier.
  • R+V Versicherung AG v Robertson and Co SA [2016]. Acted for R+V Versicherung AG in a claim and contested jurisdiction application against Robertson and Co SA relating to loss adjusting services rendered in connection with the devastating 2010/2011 Christchurch (New Zealand) earthquakes.
  • Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Plc and others v Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime [2013]. Acted for RSA in its highly publicised and law-making claim against the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime under the Riot (Damages) Act 1886 arising from the attack on the Sony warehouse in Enfield during the August 2011 London riots.

 

Market recognition
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    Next Generation Lawyer

    The Legal 500 UK 2020

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    Recommended Lawyer

    The Legal 500 UK 2020

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    Next Generation Lawyer

    The Legal 500 UK 2019

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    Recommended Lawyer

    The Legal 500 UK 2019

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    Recommended Lawyer

    The Legal 500 EMEA 2017